Punchestown

  • 14:15 Festival Hospitality On Sale 3-Y-O Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 15.40s
  • Off time: 14:17:40
14:15 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Adriana Des Mottes (FR) 8/11
2nd Halling's Treasure 10/1
3rd Ashjar (FR) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 3 Purple, orange seams, orange star on cap Ashjar (FR) 182
3 11-0 W P Mullins P Townend 6/17.00
2 886 BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Diesel Ten (IRE) 3
3 11-0 b P O Brady M J Bolger 25/126.00
3 541610 BLACK, pink spots, black cap, pink spots Eric The Grey (IRE) 71
3 11-0 C F Swan Andrew J McNamara 16/117.00
4 BEIGE, dark blue cross of lorraine & sleeves, dark blue cap, beige star Greatness (IRE) 48
3 11-0 A J Martin P Carberry 33/134.00
5 724281 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Halling's Treasure 103
3 11-0 G Elliott D N Russell 10/111.00
6 23 BLACK, yellow diamond, yellow diamonds on sleeves, yellow diamond on cap Indian Icon (FR) 51
Beaten Favourite
3 11-0 D T Hughes B J Cooper 3/14.00
7 07 Red, large black spots, halved sleeves, black cap, red star Mydor (FR) 17
3 11-0 A J Martin D J Casey 50/151.00
8 00-8698 Royal blue, orange triple diamond, striped sleeves, quartered cap Seven Samurai (USA) 39
3 11-0 Michael G Cleary I J McCarthy (3) 66/167.00
9 866007 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Shutter Island (IRE) 46
3 11-0 C O'Brien M P Walsh 25/126.00
10 F050 RED, royal blue sleeves & cap Snoqualmie Chief 17
3 11-0 h G Elliott R P McNally 40/141.00
11 0 White, red sleeves, white stars, white cap Tafkeer (IRE) 38
3 11-0 P A Fahy S G McDermott 50/151.00
12 P WHITE, red sash, red & white check sleeves & cap Tahaf (IRE) 17
3 11-0 Denis Hogan D G Hogan 66/167.00
14 080 RED, royal blue sleeves & cap Winter Music (IRE) 17
3 11-0 G Elliott Ms L O'Neill (7) 50/151.00
15 8-63 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Adriana Des Mottes (FR) 201
3 10-7 W P Mullins R Walsh 8/111.73
16 50 DARK GREEN & YELLOW STRIPES, dark green sleeves, yellow cap, dark green star Circe's Island (IRE) 4
3 10-7 T Gibney A P Heskin 50/151.00
Non runners
130The Grand Duke311-0J HalleyMr Josh Halley
171-44Streak310-7T MullinsM P Fogarty

Verdict

Indian Icon has started a short price for both starts over timber but hasn't quite been able to justify the support. He'll be fancied again but may find the filly ADRIANA DES MOTTES too strong with her allowance. Willie Mullins' French acquisition improved with each run in early summer and can start to repay some of the 100,000 euros she cost in July. The champion trainer also runs Ashjar, another French purchase who makes his debut over timber after four runs on the Flat. Gigginstown purchased Halling's Treasure from Andrew Balding's yard after he scored at Kempton in September and Eric The Grey won twice for Richard Fahey so Charlie Swan should do well with him.